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Regiment Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

99th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:
Organized April 4, 1864, from 5th Corps de Afrique Engineers. Attached to Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, United States Colored Troops, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. District of Key West, Fla., to July, 1865. Dept. of Florida to April, 1866.

Service:
-Red River Campaign to May 22, 1864. Built bridges at Grand Ecore April 12. Built fortifications at Grand Ecore April 13-19. Repair road and crossing over Cane River April 19-20. Lower Crossing of Cane River April 22. At Alexandria constructing works and dam April 25-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 18-22. Marksville May 16. Operations on Yellow Bayou May 17-20. Fatigue duty at Morganza till June 20. Ordered to New Orleans June 20. Duty at New Orleans and Plaquemine till December, 1864. At Key West and Tortugas, Fla., and in the Dept. of Florida till April, 1866. Operations near St. Marks, Fla., February 21-March 7, 1865. Newport Bridge March 5-6. Natural Bridge March 6. Mustered out April 28, 1866.

Predecessor unit:

CORPS DE AFRIQUE.-UNITED STATES COLORED VOLUNTEERS.
15th REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized at New Orleans, La., August 27, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1863. Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1864.

Service:
-Duty at New Orleans and Brashear City till February, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 5th Corps de Afrique Engineers, February 10, 1864 (which see).

CORPS DE AFRIQUE.-UNITED STATES COLORED VOLUNTEERS.
5th REGIMENT ENGINEERS.
Organized February 10, 1864, from 15th Corps de Afrique Infantry. Attached to Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864.

Service:
-Stationed at Berwick City and Brashear City, La., till March, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26, with Pontoon Train. Built bridge at Vermillionville Bayou March 18, and at Cane River March 30. Designation of Regiment changed to 99th United States Colored Troops April 4, 1864 (which see).
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